08-14-2012 08:25 PM

Coach Jay Hopson jogged off the football field in the pouring rain, bits of mud and grass matted to his face.

His Alcorn State players streamed around him, quickly seeking shelter after a grueling 3-hour practice on a soggy Mississippi morning.

The first white football coach in the historically black Southwestern Athletic Conference might be breaking racial boundaries, but his introduction to the Braves has been quite conventional.

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